Climate Quiz
Question Number 1
When the sun is closest to earth it is called the?
A. albedo
B. aphelion
C. equinox
D. perhelion
E. solstice
Question Number 2
What is the most important reason for the variation in temperature for seasons?
A. the angle the sun's ray strikes
B. the amount of time the sun is in the sky
C. the amount of air the radiation must pass through
D. the position of the earth in relation to the sun
E. none of the above
Question Number 3
The earth's axis always points in the same direction.
A. True
B. False
Question Number 4
What is so special about an equinox?
A. it is the longest day of the year
B. it is the shortest day of the year
C. it occurs only once a decade
D. it occurs only once a year
E. there is exactly as much day as there is night
Question Number 5
When two bodies having different temperatures are in contact heat energy
A. always moves from the lower temp to the higher temp
B. always moves from the higher temp to the lower temp
C. does not move at all
Question Number 6
The transfer of heat through molecular activity is known as
A. radiation
B. conduction
C. convection
Question Number 7
The transfer of heat by mass movement or circulation within a substance is known as
A. radiation
B. conduction
C. convection
Question Number 8
The type of heat energy that needs no medium to travel through is known as?
A. radiation
B. conduction
C. convection
Question Number 9
95% of all solar radiation is emitted in wavelengths between
A. 0-.1 micrometers
B. .1-2.5 micrometers
C. 2.5-3.8 micrometers
D. 3.8-5.5 micrometers
E. 5.5 and above micrometers
Question Number 10
Which of the following is NOT a law of radiation
A. All objects above absolute zero emit radiant energy
B. Hotter objects radiat more total energy than colder ones
C. The hotter the radiating body, the shorter the wavelength
D. Radiant energy will emmitt half as much as they absorb
E. Objects that are good absorbers are good emmitters
Question Number 11
Which part of the planet has the highest albedo?
A. Water
B. Sand
C. Snow
D. Forest
E. Soil
Question Number 12
Which result of solar radiation is responsible for blue skies
A. Absorbtion
B. Transmission
C. Reflection
D. Scattering
Question Number 13
Which is a better absorber of light?
A. atmosphere
B. snow
C. soil
Question Number 14
95% of the Earth's radiation falls between the wavelengths
A. 0-.1 micrometers
B. .1-2.5 micrometers
C. 2.5-30 micrometers
D. 30+ micrometers
Question Number 15
Which gas plays the most important role in heating our atmosphere?
A. carbon dioxide
B. oxygen
C. nitrogen
D. hydrogen